Members sought for new library and leisure trust

Published Date: 

6 Mar 2017 - 12:50

Independent board members are being sought for the new Argyll and Bute Library and Leisure Charitable Trust (CT).

Following a decision last year to transfer Argyll and Bute Council’s library, sport and leisure services to a CT, plans are progressing well. As a result, three independent board members are now being recruited to help set up the new charitable company, provide advice and support the trust’s management team.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said: “These are vital services, not only in terms of improving the health and fitness of our residents, but also in terms of mental wellbeing. They are social places where people gather and are extremely important to our residents. This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to join the board and help shape their future.

“We want the trust to be acknowledged and respected as the leading organisation in its field. We want it to progress the business in a sustainable way, by providing high quality services that the public value and trust. The trust need board members who can deliver this.

“The majority of local authorities have now transferred these services to a trust and it has proved extremely successful and beneficial.”

The Council would welcome applications from individuals with:

A successful track record in business or community management

  • Experience of working as part of a board or senior management team of a charity or large organisation
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, libraries, sport and/or the leisure sector
  • Relevant business skills that could contribute to the development of the company including financial, legal, property, marketing and ICT.

Positions will be unpaid but reasonable expenses will be available.

For an application form please contact Diane McMillan on 01546 604232 or e-mail LLTrust@argyll-bute.gov.uk .

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 24th March 2017.

For an informal chat regarding the Trust please contact Donald MacVicar, Head of Community and Culture on 01546 604364. Please note that this appointment is not open to employees of Argyll and Bute Council.